Privacy Policy

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Collection of personal information and limitations

ALT-B collects personal information only when it is voluntarily provided for a particular service. The information collected primarily concerns communication details, such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses. For the ALT-Bcode certification process, the webmaster might provide a login/password in order to access any restricted areas. While personal information is requested mainly during the ALT-Bcode certification process, it is also requested of those users submitting a complaint or giving feedback, subscribing to our newsletters, participating in a survey and/or applying for another service we provide.
Any personal information voluntarily provided to ALT-B by users and visitors of ALT-B’s websites is kept in the strictest confidence. This information is stored in the ALT-B database. Only ALT-B staff members, and only for the duration of their contracts, have access to the information stored in ALT-B databases. Personal information provided voluntarily is used only for the purposes for which it was provided. ALT-B asks individuals to explicitly consent to their personal information being used for any other reason than the one provided for.

Right to verify and have your personal data deleted

You have the right to ask to have access to and verify any personal information ALT-B may hold about you to ensure that it is accurate, as provided by law. To protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to, or making corrections to, your personal information. You may opt out altogether of having us collect, use, or disclose your personal information at any time, subject to reasonable notice and applicable laws.  

If you wish to withdraw from any of our services, please contact us here.

Please note that communication details cannot be completely deleted during ALT-Bcode certification. They can only be replaced and updated.

Personal data storage and deletion

The information collected by ALT-B will be removed from ALT-B databases upon your request and when any relationship with ALT-B through the services offered has been terminated.
However, a copy of the personal information collected during ALT-Bcode certification will be stored and will be permanently deleted within two years after the removal of the ALT-Bcode file from the ALT-Bcode database.

Disclosure of information to third parties

ALT-B does not share, rent, sell or trade any personal information with any third party. All personal information is kept confidential, unless explicitly agreed otherwise or if otherwise provided by law. No third parties have access to the ALT-B database.

Collection of anonymous data

ALT-B collects anonymous data for different services and purposes. This data can be used for technical, statistical and research purposes. ALT-B ensures that all information shared remains anonymous. The anonymous data is subject use in scientific publications.
Anonymous data (including URL addresses and abstracts copied from certified websites and similar information) is collected for all ALT-Bcode certified websites and/or for websites that are included in a search engine managed by ALT-B. The impersonal information collected will also be used for research purposes.

By participating in a survey, you consent to ALT-B collecting your personal information (if asked for). When we publish information, we do not disclose any personal information. If the publication includes any identifying details such as your name and address, we will ask for your explicit permission.

Anonymous data is always collected when someone visits an ALT-B website so that we might analyze how users use the website and improve our websites and services. For further information, see below under Cookies/Google Analytics.